UPMC Is First in the U.S. to Implant Wireless Retinal Device for Advanced AMD

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:25 AM Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center announced they have implanted the first patient in the U.S. with a new wireless retinal device as part of a clinical trial aimed at restoring partial sight to patients with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

National Vision Expands Walmart Agreement

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:24 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision, Inc. (Nasdaq: EYE) (NVI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Vision Holdings, Inc., has entered into a third amendment to the management and services agreement with Walmart, Inc., which will be effective as of Jan. 23, 2020, per a filing with the SEC yesterday. The amendment updates the terms of the management and services agreement (the MSA) between Walmart and NVI, dated as of May 1, 2012, to add five additional vision centers located in Georgia to the MSA at a mutually agreeable “go-live date” for each new center. It will also extend the current term of the MSA by six months, to Feb. 23, 2021, and provide that the MSA will automatically renew for an additional three-year term unless, no later than July 23, 2020, one party gives the other party written notice of non-renewal. All other terms and conditions of the MSA remain in effect. 

Johnson & Johnson Reports Higher Sales in Q4 and Full Year, Forecasts Continued Growth in 2020

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:21 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) reported Wednesday that its sales rose in the low single digits in both the fourth quarter and full year 2019 as all three of its business segments achieved growth. The U.S. segment of the company’s contact lens business—a small piece of the company’s overall business—achieved mid-single digit growth in both the fourth quarter and full year, driven in part by the results of the Acuvue contact lens franchise, according to the announcement.

New 2020 Optometry Millennial Work Force Report Is Released by CovalentCareers

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—CovalentCareers, Inc., a career development company for new health care professionals and the largest provider of new graduate health care professional career resources, has released its 2020 Optometry Millennial Workforce Report, which is now available for free for eyecare professionals. Based on data collected from 503 optometrists and optometry students born since 1981, this report covers the values and opinions of Millennial and Gen Z optometrists and what those values mean for optometry hiring, the company said.

Innovative Vision Technology Draws Crowds at CES 2020

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—Innovative vision technology is becoming more and more visible every year at CES, the annual mega meeting and trade show which drew more than 180,000 attendees here earlier this month. Although attendees marveled at spectacular exhibits featuring consumer electronics products and futuristic concept cars, many were also drawn to the wide variety of vision tech on display. The offerings ranged from the latest AR, VR and mixed reality glasses to assistive technologies that enable sight impaired people to navigate their surroundings to therapeutic vision training systems. Here's a sampling of some interesting products VM's lens and tech editor Andrew Karp saw at CES, along with some other products that captured the imagination of show goers.

Arch Crown Releases 2020 Catalog

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:09 AM

Komono Debuts Spring/Summer 2020 Optical Collection

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:03 AM

The Most Read Wikipedia Articles of 2019

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:02 PM On Jan 15, 2001, when Wikipedia was launched, founding member Larry Sanger encouraged editors to participate with the words: “Humor me. Go there and add a little article. It will take all of five or ten minutes." With those words, he set the largest participatory encyclopedia in the world in motion. There are currently 50 million Wikipedia articles maintained by 2.5 million editors.

In 2019, the most read article on the platform, according to Statista, was the one belonging to the movie "Avengers: Endgame," which was clicked 44.2 million times. Movies are frequently featured among Wikipedia’s most read articles of 2019, with the “Joker” movie and lists of Marvel and highest-grossing films also making appearances.

VEE Slideshow Test

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:24 PM

What Is Coronavirus?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:12 PM It's almost impossible to escape talk about Coronavirus right now. But what exactly is the illness that's been making headlines everywhere and is now confirmed in the U.S.? Bloomberg spoke with Dr. Bill Schaffner, an infectious disease specalist, to make it clear. Head over to Twitter to learn more.

On the Horizon—What’s Trending in 2020

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:03 AM A new year. A new decade. There’s so much to look forward to—the Summer Olympics, the presidential election, design trends and yes, alcohol abstinence, are all trending as we begin 2020. Here’s a short list of some of the major trends and events in store for us this year. For a look at business trends in the eyewear and eyecare world, check out VM’s January Cover Story, #PERSPECTIVES 2020. Read More

20/20 Magazine: Matching Rx, Eyewear and Patient for Appearance, Function and Comfort

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:00 AM A successful matching of prescription, eyewear and patient is a three-way marriage which yields the outcome intended by the doctor and expected by the patient. Patients usually want and anticipate improved vision and an improved appearance. Additionally, the fit of the eyewear should work well and be comfortable. ECPs face these challenges daily, and they are often difficult to meet. Read More

Insights for 1-23-20

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:34 AM We are delivering real change to the health care system. Through HealthHUBs, consumers are at the center of an unmatched retail health experience. The HealthHUB products and services are designed specifically with the consumer's health needs, challenges and goals in mind, so that they can easily receive coordinated, personalized care in a familiar, neighborhood location.

Mido: Sustainability in Progress

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:25 AM CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability have become almost synonymous. Mido, the leading global eyewear show, and its associated services company have begun a journey aimed at sustainability and corporate transparency.